Abhaneri

Chand Baori' step well
Chand Baori' Step Well
Abhaneri is a village in Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the amazing 'Chand Baori' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple.

Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. As per the beliefs, the goddess is always cheerful, who imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village. The temple is worth visiting for its amazing architecture and that too, which belongs to the medieval India. Abhaneri has a glorious past and this hoary magnetism of the place, attracts tourists to its threshold, from all over the world.
Abhaneri was named as Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the present name.

In the present day, this city of brightness is in ruins; still it attracts tourists from across the globe. Abhaneri is prominent for 'Baoris', which are the unique invention of the natives for harvesting rain water. Amongst the other step wells, Chand Baori is the most popular one. This colossal step well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. Chand Baori is one of India's deepest and largest step wells. The huge tank with delicate carvings is certainly delightful to the eyes.

Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple. Adjoining the Chand Baori, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat Mata. This temple serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. Raised during the 10th century, the wrecks of the temple still boast of the architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India.

Chand Baori' Step Well

Chand Baori' Step Well

Chand Baori' Step Well

Chand Baori' Step Well

Chand Baori' Step Well

Chand Baori' Step Well

Chand Baori' Step Well
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Harshat Mata Temple
Harshat Mata Temple Abhaneri

Harshat Mata Temple
Harshat Mata Temple

Harshat Mata Temple
Harshat Mata Temple


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